AdministratorFebruary 27, 2021 at 13:22
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AdministratorOctober 14, 2021 at 23:18
Hava and Adam Eco-Israel Eco Village
On our continued quest for inspiration by seeing ecological sustainability in action, we visited the Hava and Adam Ecological Farm in Israel where they practice permaculture. Despite being in a very hot climate with very little rain, they managed to build a rain collection and water recycling system that allows them to grow an abundance of fruits and vegetables. They use compost toilets to conserve water. Their structures are made from cob, which maintain very cool in the 110 degree Fahrenheit weather in the summer and do not require air conditioning for comfort. They have a photovoltaic tracking system, which follows the sun to generate the most out of their solar panels.
They study and teach about the basics of building with earth, growing food, harvesting, filtering, and conserving water, plus they also have a composting center where they use various methods of composting to see which works best. They have a recycling center where all the plastic waste is re-used and made into other items, art pieces, or even as filling for the clay structures. There is even a center for harvesting, drying, and processing medicinal herbs and well as making soaps, lotions, and tonics that are natural and not harmful to their ecosystem as all of their water is reclaimed.
The Hava and Adam Eco-Israel program is truly a model of sustainable practice which teaches young people, between the age of 18 to 30, how to connect both to the land and each other to create a thriving oasis in an arid climate.
AdministratorOctober 20, 2021 at 22:34
The JOI of Human Unity – A Documentary Film | Auroville
Joy Of Impermanence (JOI) is a project which aims at creating spaces for experiencing sustainable community life, based in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. Our community is about conscious and natural living and we as a community take responsibility of our surroundings, community members and work together.
JOI is a community of spirit, self sufficiency and eco-living, where we share our beliefs, culture and most importantly we sustain a community. A community that is built on natural and ecological aspects and built by its own community member, whether its building houses or digging for drainage all the work was done by the community members and the beloved volunteers who helped us to manifest this dream.
AdministratorNovember 28, 2021 at 00:25
Masai Woman Builds Beautiful Off-Grid Homestead in the African Bush
Selina Nkoile is a Masai Woman who has built a beautiful off-grid homestead together with her husband Brian near the Masai Mara in Kenya. A passionate Masai girls’ education campaigner and gender rights activist, Selina has created a unique 2.5 acres off-grid homestead where nomadic culture meets regenerative agriculture.
Check out their website here: https://www.bomanoma.com/
AdministratorDecember 10, 2021 at 22:13
Rundown apartments reborn as food-forest coliving Agritopia
In 2007, Ole and Maitri Ersson bought the rundown Cabana apartment complex in the city and immediately began to de-pave parking spaces to make space for what today is a huge permaculture coliving space and urban food forest.
Today, the Kailash Ecovillage has 55 residents who all help farm where there was once pavement, grass, a swimming pool, and an overgrown weed patch.
AdministratorJanuary 4, 2022 at 22:15
4 Families Come Together to Share and Live Simply in Community
Grain & Sens is a multicultural eco-community in Ardèche, France consisting of four families who all believe there could be more people living together and sharing resources. Where there once was a single family, now there are 14 people living in community. They all live in simple tiny houses each with their own gardens to grow food.
AdministratorJanuary 10, 2022 at 18:58
Real Goods homestead eco-pioneer shares experience/lifestyle
In 1971, a 22-year-old John Schaeffer, inspired by Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Catalog, moved onto a 300-acre commune in Northern California. For Schaeffer going off-grid didn’t mean sacrificing technology and he began to sell solar and other homesteading tools to his neighbors. In 1978 his “Real Goods” store opened with the sale of the first retail solar panel in the country.
AdministratorJanuary 17, 2022 at 21:42
AdministratorFebruary 6, 2022 at 23:47
7 friends got damaged land. Built 1st restoration ecovillage
In 1994 a group of seven friends began living and farming together on 80 acres of land 70 miles north of San Francisco. One of the first actions taken in the founding of the Sowing Circle community was an agreement made by all partners that each owner’s “share” in the company that owns the land would not be linked to the land’s market value.